Aug 03 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

June was a complicated moody month for me. During June we finally felt home in our apartment. There are still things to change or improve but we have learned one important thing during all these expat years: to have tons of patience.

June was a bit of a hazy month for me too. Way too hot days and nights that were spent doing the minimum of physical effort. But was also a month of late evenings spent at our terrace with a glass of rosé on hand.

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Filed under: Random
Jul 01 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

This past Saturday I joined a group of  ladies that got together to bring paniers (food gift baskets) to families in difficulty at one of Marrakech´s many duars (villages*). The idea behind offering these food baskets was to provide with the essentials of what a Marrakchi family needs to prepare and host their “ftour” (the breaking of fast during Ramadan).

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Filed under: La vida Loca Random

Temperatures are rising everywhere including here in Marrakech  so I thought it would be nice to share this refreshing Mango smoothie recipe that Karen created for our site. Also, since we´re just days before Ramadan, I think this sweet and caloric recipe will help my Moroccan friends to arrive to Holy Month  in good shape.

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Black zapote (or sapote) is a fruit native of Mexico and Central/South America. It is a seasonal fruit that starts  to be seen in mercados (markets) on September just in time for Independence day,  and that will see its end in December, by Posadas time. However depending the region of the country you can get zapotes earlier in July. Next to mameys and chicos, they are the ugliest-mexican-fruits-with-weird-names-group  but with rich texture and fullfiling flavors.

Probably is this lack of attractiveness the reason why black zapotes aren’t used in many ways (which is a shame).

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Filed under: Recipes
Jun 08 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

We had this Caipis back on the afternoon of December 31th 2013, when I got together with my hubs’ best friend Jean Christophe and his femme  Claire (and one of my best friends too) , to document the process of the dinner they were preparing for us and the rest of our friends for NYE . While Jean was taking care of  lobsters :( and Claire was in between entertaining their lovely daughter and decorating the living room for later, I found myself with a bottle of Cachaça, some limes and you know the saying, right?. If life gives you limes….

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Filed under: Cocktails Entertaining

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Heidi Leon Monges is a mexpat chef & photojournalist currently living in Marrakech, Morocco. She & her french pastry chef husband have resided in Mexico City, NY, Shanghai, Macau & until recently they were based in Aix-en-Provence. Aromas&Sabores is the creative corner where Heidi shares her photographic, culinary & traveling projects or collaborations.

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